- OTA (Over the Air) updates
- iCloud Bckups
- Wi-Fi Sync
- Notification Center
- Camera/Photo updates
- Keyboard split (iPad only)
Happy to hear, Google has announced that as of August 1 (2011), they will no longer support:
- Firefox 3.5
- Internet Explorer 7
- Safari 3
This means that new functionality (which will probably roll out sometime this summer) may not work perfectly in those browsers. It’s a nice move as those browsers are getting old, and the web has to set expectations as to which browsers should be supported.
Apple released iOS 4.3 today (except for Verizon iPhone users … grr)
- Personal Hotspot
- iTunes Home Sharing
- Airplay Updates (more interoperability between devices)
- HD Video out with the Apple adapter
- Few tweaks to settings
You can get it now, if you don’t have Verizon. Guess I can’t ever be on the winning side of Apple.
I’m hoping the delay for 4.3 on Verizon iPhone isn’t too long — but no official word on that yet.
Also with the updates was an update for Apple TV today that aded some content as part of it’s iOS 4.3 update.
ConceivablyTech has done a good job summarizing the data from NetMarketShare.
Google’s Chrome had another successful month and ended 2010 with 10.70% market share, according to Net Applications and almost 16% according to StatCounter. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continued to lose market share on a fast pace while Mozilla’s Firefox is fighting and tightly holding on to the market share it has.
Apple released their HTML5 Showcase a month or so ago. It was cool, but the showcase required Safari to view it (not sure if this is a technical limitation, or just marketing making the decision).
Some of the featured experiments:
- Sketchpad – We’ve seen this before, showing off the ability to create vector graphics in HTML5 (we’ve linked to this before)
- Canopy – Impressive fractal zoomer implemented with HTML5
- Browser Ball – Some interesting animation of an element between windows.
- Wavy Scrollbars – physics simulation using browser scrollbars.
- Pong – Pong implemented through browser windows (annoying sound warning)
- Google Gravity – Physics applied to the Google homepage (demos very nicely physics as well as CSS rotations)
- Harmony – Sketching app
- Destructive Video – This is cool, blow apart a playing video (I’ve linked to this before) — notice how the video keeps playing
- Ball Pool – Another physics demo … rotations, animations, large numbers of objects.
In short, don’t. It’s an uphill fight.
There are a few obstacles in developing for the iPhone / iPad I thought I’d post while it was on my mind:
- How can I test my “mobile” site?
- How can I see errors on my iPhone?
- Why is the iPad and iPhone different?
Basically Apple has decided to make life difficult for web developers. This was ideally done to improve the user experience on their mobile platforms, but I don’t think it was fully thought out.
Apple issued a press release following the WWDC announcing Safari 5:
SAN FRANCISCO—June 7, 2010—Apple® today released Safari® 5, the latest version of the world’s fastest and most innovative web browser, featuring the new Safari Reader for reading articles on the web without distraction, a 30 percent performance increase over Safari 4,* and the ability to choose Google, Yahoo! or Bing as the search service powering Safari’s search field.
Was just working with a strange bug in Flowplayer — after going full screen, the Control bar wouldn’t return on certain computers (seems to have been prevalent in certain versions of Safari 4.0.4, maybe Chrome).
We can all surf the web on our iPhones in a browser other than Safari, please welcome the new Opera Mini App.
Opera Mini App approved for the App Store, I didn’t think it would happen but it did. Apple let some slight competition through the filter.
I just ran into this issue, and found surprisingly little documentation. My JSON request wasn’t returning. I was using the jQuery “getJSON” method to send the request out. Nothing was coming back.